Album Review: "The Incomparable Francine Reed" by Francine Reed (10/10)

She’s sung with Lyle Lovett, Smokey Robinson, Miles Davis, Willie Nelson and Roy Orbison, among others. At 75, Reed has spent a lifetime singing and it shows. Her rich and robust vocals gently caress your ears as she waxes old-school on jazzy songs like the Nina Simone-influenced “The Rain Keeps Falling,” the romantic “This Valentine’s Day” and the light-hearted “Tips of My Fingers.” “You Got Me Singing” has a jubilant vibe while “Apple Cobbler” spotlights her superb scatting prowess. – Eric Harabadian